Tuesday, April 14, 2009
New Wellies - It's a Funny Old World
On Sunday, you might not be aware, it snowed here in Colorado. It was that wet sloppy snow, which of course is all gone now, as it was nearly 60 degrees yesterday. This leads me to the topic of this post. I wore my new wellies to church on Sunday. No cute shoes for me, as it was a wet, sloppy and six inches.
I had bought a pair of Debbie Mumm garden wellies on sale last weekend. My daughter of course thought I was a loon for getting them as they are a kinda ugly green with flowers and the soles and trim are orange. I wanted the yellow and blue ones but they didn't have my size. However, as Erin reminded me, I have a lot of clothes that have these colours so they were actually the better choice.
I was dressing for church and looking out the door at the snow trying to decide on whether to wear my purple suede heels or what? Looking at the sloppy snow, I decided to wear my wellies to church. My daughter asked me "If I was really going to wear them?" My answer was an unqualified "Yes!" I pulled on a pair of wool stockings and rolled the cuffs over the top and away I went.
The funniest part of the whole thing was the compliments I got on them, from the men, no less. I guess they were glad to see a woman in sensible but FUN footwear that was appropriate for the weather. I was able to offer my services to other people to escort them to and from their cars and therefore be of service and not worry about slip, sliding away on the sidewalks myself.
Anyway, I think the money was well spent and they ARE fun. I hadn't expected to wear them before next winter, but I had forgotten that it usually snows on Easter here and therefore a perfect opportunity was presented.